Incumbent county commissioners retain seats

MARQUETTE — All incumbent Marquette County Commissioners, who ran uncontested in the race, will retain their seats on the commission, according to unofficial results from the Marquette County Clerk.

Commissioner John DePetro, the incumbent Democrat who holds the commission seat for the county’s District 1, received 3,583 votes, or 97.34 percent of the vote. Write-in candidates received 98 votes, or 2.66 percent of the vote.

Commissioner Joe Derocha, the incumbent Democrat who holds the commission seat for the county’s District 2, received 4,181 votes, or 97.23 percent of the vote. Write-in candidates received 119 votes, or 2.77 percent of the vote.

Commissioner Stephen Adamini, the incumbent Democrat who holds the commission seat for the county’s District 3, received 4,071, or 97.63 percent of the vote. Write-in candidates received 99 votes, or 2.37 percent of the vote.

Marquette County Board Chairman Gerald Corkin, the incumbent Democrat who holds the commission seat for the county’s District 4, received 3,661 votes, or 97.32 percent of the vote. Write-in candidates received 101 votes, or 2.68 percent of the vote.

Commissioner Bill Nordeen, the incumbent Democrat who holds the commission seat for the county’s District 5, received 3,422 votes, or 92.64 percent of the vote. Write-in candidates received with 272 votes, or 7.36 percent of the vote for write-in candidates.

Commissioner Karen Alhom, the incumbent Democrat who holds the commission seat for the county’s District 5, received 4,039 votes, or 96.03 percent of the vote. Write-in candidates received with 167 votes, or 3.97 percent of the vote for write-in candidates.

The election results are not official until the Board of Canvassers meets at 1 p.m. today, according to Marquette County Clerk Linda Talsma.

Cecilia Brown can be reached at 906-228-2500, ext. 248.